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Tuatara-The tuatara is unusual for lots of reasons; it has a single-chambered lung, the most primitive heart of any reptile, its teeth are not teeth but rather jagged outcroppings of its jawbone, its spine resembles that of a fish more than any other reptile, and, oh, wait, it has three eyes. Yes. Three eyes. And its lifespan is just as weird; it reaches sexual maturity extremely late, at between 20 and 30 years, and doesn't even stop growing until its 35th year.

The lepidosaurs were the ancestors of lizards, snakes and tuatara. This image shows the extant tuatara Sphenodon punctatus. Image credit: Keres H / CC BY

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Blue tokay, posted by Reptile Hunter. Be careful, because these little geckos, common in the Philippines, have surprisingly powerful jaws!

“Seems like I've posted a lot from @reptilefanatics lately. But darn they have some great #reptile photos! Here's a fresh Red Eyed Crocodile #Skink ....…”

“Seems like I've posted a lot from lately. But darn they have some great photos! Here's a fresh Red Eyed Crocodile .

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Armadillo Girdled Lizard re-enacting the moment when Friedrich August Kekule discovered the chemical structure of benzene. All I could think of was Hemlock Grove.

Philippine Sailfin Lizard

Sailfin dragonsare a group of large-bodied lizards from the tropical regions of eastern Indonesia, New Guinea and the Philippines. The largest of.

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